Aleš Hrdlička

ID: SIA2009-4245 and 31513 and MNH-31513

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1930

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9528, Box 1, Henry B. Collins, Jr., Oral History Interviews; and Record Unit 9521, Box 1, T. Dale Stewart Oral History Interview

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Summary

Aleš Hrdlička (1869-1943) was curator of physical anthropology at the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, from 1904 to 1941. A Czech native, Hrdlicka traveled widely to collect skeletal remains and established the Smithsonian's world-renowned physical anthropology collections. In 1904, he came to head the newly created Division of Physical Anthropology (DPA) at the U.S. National Museum -- a position he held for the next forty years.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Hrdlička, Aleš
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum Division of Physical Anthropology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of Henry B. Collins, Jr., Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, September 23, 1985, in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Another copy of this image can be found in RU 9521, Box 1, T. Dale Stewart Interviews.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9528, Box 1, Henry B. Collins, Jr., Oral History Interviews; and Record Unit 9521, Box 1, T. Dale Stewart Oral History Interview

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1930

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Curators
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Anthropology
  • Museums
  • Physical anthropology
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Anthropologists
  • Museum curators

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2009-4245 and 31513 and MNH-31513

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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